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Police appeal after attempted abduction of 12-year-old boy

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police investigating the attempt abduction of a 12-year-old boy in Doncaster have released an e-fit image of a man they’re trying to trace.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Friday 12 August.

Officers say the boy, who was walking along Church Lane, Tickhill, and then onto New Road, was approached by a man in a van and asked to get into the back.

The boy didn’t get into the vehicle and ran away. He was not injured during the incident.

Police have described the man as being white, in his 20s, with a spotty complexion, with dark-coloured hair and a big beard. He was reportedly wearing a work-style high-vis jacket, which looked dirty and old.

The van was described as being small and blue, with yellow stripes along each side and on the back. It was described as being ‘battered’ in appearance.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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